A 65-year-old man has been taken to hospital following a fall at St Peter’s in Sudbury.
Emergency services rushed to the building in Market Hill at around 3.30pm today after reports that a man had fallen down some steps in the former church.
Firefighters worked with paramedics for nearly an hour to move the man, named as Kenneth Steel, from Sudbury, out of the confined area where he had come to rest.
As passers-by watched on anxiously Mr Steel eventually emerged from inside the church at around 4.30pm supported by paramedics. He had suffered injuries to his head and his upper body was covered in blood.
Dave Collins, Suffolk Fire and Rescue station commander, said Mr Steel had fallen down some steep stairs.
“He was in a very restricted space,” said Mr Collins.
“We worked with paramedics to move him as they assessed his condition. He is now on his way to hospital.”
An air ambulance had landed in the town’s Lloyds bank car park, but Mr Steel was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds by land ambulance.